The Naked & Nude Art Prize®

(Previously the Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude)


Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019
Judge announced

Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery are pleased to announce that Denise Mimmocchi,
Senior Curator Australian Art at the Art Gallery NSW,
will judge the Naked & Nude Art Prize® 2019


Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019


Entries have now closed
Entrants whose artwork has been selected will be notified on Friday 26 July 2019

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Naked & Nude Art Prize® 2019

“Naked & Nude refers to two things: firstly the great tradition of the Nude: a person who is bare with no covering or decoration.

Secondly, a wider definition: something that is revealed, laid bare, unmasked or vulnerable”.


The biennial Naked & Nude Art Prize (previously the Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude) commenced in 1990 with entries open to Australian artists. The Art Prize is a partnership between Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery. After 29 years, the Naked & Nude Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts Calendar and is open to artists in a variety of mediums. The lucrative event in 2017 carried a $21,000 prize pool, which has been increased to $31,000 for 2019. The winning entry is acquired by the Friends and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection.


Results of the 2017 Art Prize

Melbourne artist Dagmar Cyrulla is the winner of this year’s $16,000 acquisitive Manning Art Prize: Naked and Nude for her oil on linen entry titled The phone call IV.

Winners were announced by judge John McDonald, art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, on 2 September at the exhibition’s gala opening at the Manning Regional Art Gallery.

The competition attracted 335 entries, with 60 finalists selected for exhibition.

Mr McDonald said the field of artists was “of a very high standard”.

Second prize of $3000 went to Peter Churcher from Port Douglas for the oil on canvas work titled Kaue.

The Robin Norling Bequest Prize of $1000 was won by Nick Mourtzakis from Collingwood, Victoria for his oil on linen work Cadmium Green.

Highly commendeds were awarded to Zai Kuang from Clayton, Victoria, for the oil on canvas Dry Season; Stephen Bird from Maroubra, NSW, for glazed earthenware Delilah and Samson and Mark Feiler from Brisbane for his archival print on cotton rag AlanaBlu2.

The winner of the Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude ‘People’s Choice’ Award is Vicki Sullivan of Victoria. Vicki’s painting, ‘Back Study of Brianna’, proved the firm favourite of visitors to the exhibition and she wins $1,000. Congratulations Vicki!

The 2017 Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude finalists are: Behzad Alipour Karryn Argus Troy Argyros Michael Armstrong Stephen Bird Tracey Buxton Amber Carbury Peter Churcher Jodi Clark Dianne Coulter Nicole Crampton Dagmar Cyrulla Carolyn Davis Nada DeCat Rodney Edelsten Sheridan Elphick Leah Emery Mark Feiler Prudence Flint Guy Gilmour James Guppy James Guppy, Hilary Herrmann Jessica Guthrie Kristin Hardiman Tannya Harricks Geoff Harvey Sally Hook Yvette Hugill Zai Kuang Tatyana Kulida Selway Lampard miriam Loftus Stewart MacFarlane William Maguire Simon Mark Laura Matthews Emma Michaelis Matilda Michell Nick Mourtzakis Kellie Orr Prue Platt-Hepworth Glen Preece Matthew Quick Kate Rae Bruce Rowland Sally Ryan Gria Shead Michael Simms Gary Smith Vicki Sullivan Helga Visser Alex Weltlinger Sally West Leigha White Lucila Zentner